HEALTHY FAMILIES, AND
AMCHP FUTURE 2027
AMCHP FUTURE 2027
National Resource, Partner & Advocate
The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is a national resource, partner, and advocate for state public health leaders who work and support state maternal and child health programs and others working to improve the health of women, children, youth, families, and communities.
We build successful programs by disseminating best practices, advocating on behalf of our members in Washington, DC, providing technical assistance, convening leaders to share experiences and ideas, and advising states to reach our common goal of healthy children, healthy families, and healthy communities.
Protect and Promote
AMCHP members come from the highest levels of state government. They include directors of maternal and child health programs, directors of programs for children with special health care needs, and other public health leaders who work and support state maternal and child health programs. AMCHP’s membership also includes academic, advocacy, community-based family health professionals, adolescent health coordinators, program managers, epidemiologists, family leaders, people with lived experience with the challenges AMCHP endeavor to solve, as well as families themselves.
Innovative Approaches of Henderson County NC collaborates with families of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) and other community stakeholders to evaluate local TRACK Trails for accessibility. This starting point will help improve the trails, increase outdoor activity and recreation, and enhance the physical and mental wellbeing of CYSHCN. Read More
Near Peer Hiring Toolkit
The near peer hiring toolkit provides a comprehensive guide to hiring young adults close in age to youth served by your agency, improving relationships, strategies, and overall impact of youth-facing programs. Read More
Arizona Health Start
The Arizona Health Start Program (HSP) mission is “to educate, support and advocate for families at risk by promoting optimal use of community-based family health care services and education services through the use of community health workers (CHWs) who live in and reflect the ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the community they serve.” Read More
Jackson Safer Childbirth Experience
The Jackson Safer Childbirth Experience (JSCE) was established with the hopes of improving maternal health outcomes and improving quality of care throughout pregnancy. Read More
Parents as Collaborative Leaders: Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities
Parents as Collaborative Leaders: Improving Outcomes for Children with Disabilities is a practice focused on building the capacity of parents and direct caregivers to become leaders that advocate for systems change and positive outcomes for children and youth with special healthcare needs (CYSHCN) using a nationally recognized, research-based curriculum. Read More
AMCHP and ASTHO Release Maternal and Child Health Journal Special Issue: Public Health Approaches to Perinatal Substance Use
Washington, DC – Almost one in four pregnancy-related deaths is attributed to mental health conditions, including substance use disorder, making them the leading underlying cause of pregnancy-related deaths. Now is a critical time to invest in the health and wellness...
Call to Action for Maternal and Child Health Leaders as U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Increased by 3% in 2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, D.C. – On November 1, 2023, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released provisional data indicating that the total infant mortality rate in the U.S. has increased by 3% from 2021-2022. After decades of decline, these...
AMCHP Staff Member Mallory Cyr Recognized by the de Beaumont Foundation as a Leader in Public Health
Washington, DC – The Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) is delighted to share that our very own Mallory Cyr has been recognized as one of the 40 Under 40 in Public Health. The de Beaumont Foundation announced its 2023 honorees this morning...
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